the office of an imam.
the region or territory governed by an imam.

Origin of imamate

First recorded in 1720–30; imam + -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun Islam

the region or territory governed by an imam
the office, rank, or period of office of an imam
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